2018 Conference on Sermon Studies: "Space, Place, Context"
October 11-14, 2018
The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its second annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held October 11-14, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec.
The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and
The theme for 2018 is “Space, Place, Context.” Topics related to the theme might include • Sermons delivered on special occasions (coronations, funerals, natural disasters, etc)
• The relationship between space (cathedral, chapel, outdoor setting) and sermon
• Interdenominational and interfaith pulpit exchanges
We are also interested in projects focusing on all aspects of the sermon, including
• Preaching in antiquity and the medieval period
• Preaching by women
• Jewish and Islamic preaching
• Preaching in areas other than Britain and the United States